By-elections in Kenya

Are elections bad for you?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman discusses the broader impact of political competition - uncertainty, stress, and worse - and asks whether elections are bad for you. As the Kenyan...

The race for Nairobi, and the rise and rise of Mike...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman reflects on the battle for the Governorship of Nairobi and asks whether the populist outside Mike Sonko can take the seat...

What chaotic party primaries mean for Kenya’s General Election

In his regular column for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper, DiA's Nic Cheeseman reflects on the country's chaotic and controversial party primaries, and whether they...

Who Should Lead the Kenyan Opposition?

In his regular column for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper, DiA's Nic Cheeseman considers the main opposition candidates, and asks who is likely to perform...

Election rigging Western style

In his regular column for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper DiA's Nic Cheeseman reflects on recent election scandals in the UK, and asks what the...

The future of African politics

In his latest column for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper, DiA's Nic Cheeseman looks at the future of Africa and asks if politics will be less...

Five things we have learned about African democracy

Nic Cheeseman discusses five things that we have learned about African democracy in the last twelve months, and what they mean for the next...

When is it legitimate to break the law? Reflections on the...

Following the recent Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture at the University of Oxford, Nic Cheeseman reflects on when it is legitimate to break the law....

Deconstructing the Magufuli miracle in Tanzania 

Our co-editor Nic Cheeseman takes a look at the rise and rule of Magufuli in Tanzania. He argues that his successes as a populist...

Uhuru cannot start planning second term yet

Some commentators are claiming that the Jubilee Party have the 2017 in the bag. Taking a look at both the history of past parties...